Coach Seth Stinton’s Melissa Cardinals are well-represented among District 5-4A Division II’s All-District selections for the 2016 football season. Three Cards earned district superlative honors, including freshman running back Kaedric Cobbs, who was tabbed the district’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year; freshman linebacker Ja’Bray Young, named a Defensive Newcomer of the Year along with Aubrey’s Austin McCallion and Celina’s Skyler Bohall; and senior Gunnar Murphy, picked as a Utility Player of the Year, with Tanner Gardiner of Aubrey.
In addition, Melissa’s First-Team selections include seniors Jacob Shelton and Tarek Wallace, and juniors Payton Wallace and Cole McCraw. McCraw made First-Team on both offense and defense.
The complete list of Cardinal honorees is below, including Second-Team picks, Honorable Mentions and Academic All-District selections.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Kaedric Cobbs - Fr.
Defensive Newcomer of the Year
Ja’Bray Young - Fr.
Utility Player of the Year
Gunnar Murphy - Sr.
Defensive end: Jacob Shelton - Sr.
Outside linebacker: Tarek Wallace - Sr.
Wide receiver: Cole McCraw - Jr.
Safety: Cole McCraw - Jr.
Inside linebacker: Payton Wallace - Jr.
Offensive tackle: Alphonso Vieramontes - Sr.
Offensive guard: Dante Rogers - Sr.
Quarterback: Tate Whittington - Jr.
Cornerback: Marvin Jordan - Jr.
Running back: Breelyn Armstrong - Jr.
Center: Adam Rogers - Jr.
Receiver: Kennedy Lewis - Soph.
Safety: Antonio Tamez - Sr.
Defensive end: Garrett Heinz - Sr.
Defensive end: Gabe Rodriguez - Sr.
Offensive tackle: David Ferrier - Sr.
Offensive tackle: Tyson James-Owen - Jr.
Inside linebacker: Breelyn Armstrong - Jr.
Inside linebacker: Tommy Gallardo - Jr.
Cornerback: Drew Cummings - Jr.
Receiver: Drew Cummings - Jr.
Defensive tackle: Vincent Rangel - Jr.
Outside linebacker: Collin O’Neal - Soph.
Safety: Kennedy Lewis - Soph.
Offensive guard: Trevor Duggan - Soph.